Siena - Providence
Siena - Providence

Siena - Providence

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sienari.com/
  • Phone: 4015213311x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm (Bistro Menu 10:00pm - 11:00pm), Friday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm (Bistro Menu 11:00pm - 12:00am), Saturday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm (Bistro Menu 11:00pm - 12:00am), Sunday:3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Executive Chef: Anthony Tarro
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dean Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer complementary valet parking.
A word from Siena - Providence
Located in the heart of Providence's Federal Hill, Siena - Providence was opened in 2005 and features authentic Tuscan cuisine in a warm and lively atmosphere.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerItalian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Siena - Providence reviews from OpenTable diners
233 reviews since July 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (124)special occasion (123)neighborhood gem (100)romantic (83)notable wine list (68)good for groups (50)hot spot (50)vibrant bar scene (39)great for outdoor dining (13)late-night find (13)great for lunch (5)kid-friendly (4)great for brunch (4)scenic view (3)Show More
  • A bit loud, but great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    My husband's swordfish and our salads were excellent, but the booth seating was uncomfortable and at times I felt like I was yelling to be carry on a conversation across the table.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    This was my second visit to Siena. It will be my last! The service was wonderful fro The moment we walked in. Our waitress was Theresa and she was fantastic! I highly recommend Siena Restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant!
    bella
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    First visit to Siena,we had a great experience,the server was awesome and the food was delicious.We live in a different state but would drive to the restaurant to have dinner again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit cramped, but a wonderful meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Had anniversary dinner this past Saturday at Siena. It was very loud, and a bit cramped, but...the food was excellent!! Highly recommend the big meatball for an appetizer, and of course dough boys with ice cream and homemade Nutella for dessert!! I had the best swordfish I've ever had, and my girlfriend's gluten allergy was accomadated. Bottle of Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc for $30!!! Great time, great meal, great anniversary! Thanks Siena Providence!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    LizB
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    My friend and I went to Siena to celebrate a birthday. The place was packed, thank God I made a reservation. Excellent service! My friend got the veal chop and raved about it. Said it was one of the best meals he had. I had the braised short ribs. Melted in your mouth. It was noisy as other reviews had noted, but we were able to have a conversation without yelling. Would always recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    This restaurant is an absolute must to try. It was my first time eating there and it was great. The food is excellent, the staff is great and very attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Federal Hill Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    My favorite restaurant when I visit Providence. I enjoyed the Sea Bass in the past and the specials are usually great.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything simply amazing
    Blm73
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    This is a definite favorite Service was amazing as well as the staff. Definitely recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siena Providence
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    Delicious. Outstanding food. Great service. A little pricey, but worth it and a great place for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Referred by Matt at Hotel Providence - Outstanding recommendation!!
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • diningout
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Having never been there before, we did not realize how active their bar was....next time, we will ask that we be placed in the back room away from the noise of the bar. Everyone ordered different items off the menu and all of us really enjoyed our meals. We live close to the North End in Boston and felt this restaurant was on the same par if not better than some found in the North End.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oct 14
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Food was delicious, pizza was awesome and service was stellar
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    bhockeyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    After a couple of table changes, at our request, my wife and I settled into a very nice table and enjoyed an excellent anniversary dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth the trip to Providence
    Biodude76
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Would definitely come back again. Food was very good, especially the calamari aceto balsamico appetizer I had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Winner
    hawaii50VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    First visit to Providence Siena, though we have eaten at the East Greenwich restaurant many times. We were greeted promptly by the hostess, who went out of her way to ensure we would receive the "best" table available, and she was right. The short ribs were outstanding as was the rest of the food enjoyed by our group of four. Desserts are great, generous cups of lemon crème brulee were especially noteworthy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We will be back! Amazing waitress whom was knowledgeable and expressly attentive made for a terrific time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • topshelf
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Siena never disappoints---the Involtini and Fichi are especially good and for me the Tagliatelle. It was our favorite restaurant when we lived on the West Side. Now going back there seems like such a treat that it's hard to imagine mixing it up by returning to any of our other favorite haunts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food as always!
    SuzyQ
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Four of us dined here before a show at PPAC and enjoyed our meals. The calamari appetizer was a little tasteless. The hot peppers came on the side and the fried squid rings were white. That's not how calamari is usually served but we ate it anyway. Two of us had salads and both were very good! The dinners consisted of two veal dishes, one swordfish and one short ribs. We ate every crumb! Very tasty! The service was good. They were aware that we were trying to make a show but they didn't rush us - just kept the meal moving along.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Siena is Best on Federal Hill
    Contented
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    My wife and I have season tickets at PPAC, and always eat on Federal Hill before going to the theater. We have tried many of the restaurants on Federal Hill. But we have now stop looking for new restaurants, and have made Siena our restaurant of choice. Food is always great. They have different and interesting specials each time we eat there. Service is good. Prices are reasonable. Appetizers and desserts (especially the tiramisu) are wonderful. We just love Siena!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • barber13
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    First time there great food and service our waitress Michelle was excellent as were the hostesses res. was for 7pm and we were seated on time will go there again
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First timer
    Craig
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The restaurant was very busy Saturday evening but accommodated my request for a table in the back room, which is quieter and allows for easier conversation. The food was great as advertised (best of RI list for several years). I will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great place to dine
    tomnoajo
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The food was great,service excellent ,the,only reason I did not give five stars overall seating was tight my friend chair was constantly being bumped. Overall. Great dining experience
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still a favorite
    jg5555
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    front of restaurant's noise level makes it difficult to have a conversation, so ask for the back- which is much more comfortable. Food was very good, Seafood was cooked perfectly,as was risotto and and the bread pudding is best ever. Will return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently excellent
    zebra
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Our party of 6 shared a few yummy apps and had delicious entrees of veal, shrimp, salmon, steak, chicken. ALL excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Only So-So
    Robert
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    On this particular Sunday night, the experience and food were certainly good, but it didn't knock me out of my socks as I was expecting from 'the best in Providence". And as for getting a cab back downtown? Forget about it! Not a cab town, and no help from Sienna.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to hype
    Docrock
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    good but not great Italian restaurant. Antipasto plate was average. Entrees good to very good. Desserts amazing. Service excellent. I would recommend this restaurant with the caveat that one should not expect this to be a meal you will remember for very long.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ralph
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Try for a table in back. Where we were in front it was very noisy. Service was very good. The food was excellent and that made the evening.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dessert
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Keep a lot of room for the homemade Tiramisu, best I ever had.. Including Italu
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was very good and our waiter, Jeff was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in Providence
    cranstongourmandVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Siena is simply best restaurant in Providence. Consistently good food and service at OK proces.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Siena
    Insdoc76
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Very nice Italian restaurant in Federal Hill area of Providence. Service was very attentive (almost overly), but gave my date a chance to sample the sangria before she ordered a full glass..which she did. We asked for booth instead of a table, and got it. Heirloom tomato salad was very good and was on the 4 specials they had that night. Desert of fried dough with cinnamon sugar and cinnamon gelato was rich and also quite good. Place was full but did not feel noisy nor crowded. My entree of Veal Scallopine with Porcini Mushooms was nicely presented by was bland. The braised short rib that my date ordered was both tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Best
    Jjjj
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    The food at Siena is simply magnificent. The only problem is figuring Out what to order because it's all outstanding. I recommend the Branzino or any of the specials. The chef achieves perfection with Every dish!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Valente
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Food is prepared with creativity and freshness. Service is A plus and the dining room is comfortable and clean. We always go here when we visit the Federal Hill area.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valet is a must
    Chris
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    First, make sure you take advantage of the valet as parking on Federal Hill is wicked. Secondly, enjoy a drink at the bar as the bar scene is very active. Thirdly, after dinner partake in a espresso. I enjoyed the best latte I have ever had. Plus... All the food is good.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • very loud
    upscalefoodie
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    The restaurant was very loud, not because it was overcrowded, but because the acoustics in the place are not very good. We were seated at the window, which helped with the noise level. We were there on a Tuesday night with a clientele of a mixed crowd. The food was good with the exception of the calamari, which was very hard, not chewy, but hard.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful
    Munchers
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We dropped into Providence, working our way back to Boston, after being in Cape Cod and Newport. Scanned the options on Open Table and made rez at Siena. There is a reason, actually lots of them, Siena is so beloved and highly rated. Exceptional food, from the eggplant involtini starter to the dessert special chocolate bread pudding with coffee gelato and caramel sauce. I had the house made ricotta gnocchi Costello, my husband had the bluefish special, both very well executed. If we didn't live in CO, we'd be there weekly! Warm, knowledgeable staff too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb
    Cape11
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything was excellent with attention to detail. Reservations made easily on line, they made a follow up phone call to confirm, table was ready early, service, appetizers, food, wine and dessert were all fabulous. Only difficult decision was the menu...everything sounded so good it was hard to decide.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mixed Bag
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We rarely eat out on Saturday nights at perhaps otherwise excellent restaurants because of the noise. This was a first visit, and we were disappointed in uneven food and the slow kitchen. Although we were seated right on time and our first course came promptly, we waited almost 45 afterwards for our main. Our waitress was friendly but did not keep us up to date on our next course. The tuna was of excellent quality and well cooked, but the side was undistinguished. My husband's cioppino did not take into consideration cooking times required for the various ingredients, so some things were quite overcooked; the sauce, however, was excellent. All portions were generous.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Over Rated
    cleverdiner1
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    This restaurant is very over rated. Food is fair at best. Both the menu and the wait staff misrepresent the actual meal served. Food quality poor. Short rib dish is over cooked two day old pot roast, over extremely over cooked and bland risotto. Calamari is not fresh, it is frozen product. Staff needs to be more attentive, waited very long periods for wine refills and clearing of dishes.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary Dinner
    nrogers787
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Absolutely perfect. Nothing compares to the food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.